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ECA435 - Arts Education Discipline Study 5

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Offering information:

Dance, Drama and Media offered Burwood (Melbourne) only

Music and Visual Arts offered Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud (online)

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Elizabeth Hirsh





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit is part of a sequence undertaken by students completing an arts methodology specialism for teaching in secondary schools. The focus is on identifying contemporary arts curriculum initiatives in the post primary years 7-10 of compulsory education and within various contexts such as the classroom, the whole school and the broader community. Students will consider and critique a range of influences and initiatives in their selected specialist curriculum, including the National Curriculum: The Arts and AUS VELS: The Arts, contemporary arts education theory, practice and research. They will participate in curriculum planning and development, the scaffolding of teaching methodologies, assessment strategies and engage with selected technologies as both a creative process and a teaching and learning medium. Implementation of arts teaching techniques and strategies in the classroom will be supported by school observations and experiences.


Curriculum Development: Appropriate to the specific arts education area, students design, and develop lesson and unit sequences and devise a range of assessment procedures and evaluation processes, 50%


Portfolio: Appropriate to the specific arts education area students develop and present a portfolio of resource materials including audio/video, or CD presentations, annotated work samples, exemplary curriculum examples and written reports of seminar presentations, 50%

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